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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

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Pergola extension #2

Posted 1 week ago

I have 2 pergolas that I need extended length wise.

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Pergola - MN

Posted 2 days ago

Install a pergola, stand alone, not attached to the current house wall in the backyard, size 10m wide x about 6m. Timber. Expected height 2.4 m and drop down for drainage. Roofing - uv resistant , light shade or opaque. Flat ground.

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Header & Side Jamb Repair

Posted 1 week ago

Garage door jambs rotten on one side and partial header, needs repair / replacement. gutter repair also required to prevent further damage.

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Pergola

Posted 1 week ago

Hi , I have a deck that is 10050 by 3600. I want to get a quote on how much would it cost along with side curtains.

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Open up wall, lay ply on floor.

Posted 2 days ago

I have a 29 sq mtr studio - I need someone who will cut a square opening between two rooms, place architraves around it and lay some ply over approx 10 sq mtrs of particle board. and a few other smaller jobs within the studio to prepare it ready for painting. Sorry I don't have any internal photos but will take some tomorrow.

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Deck build - Backyard

Posted 5 days ago

Hi There, Keen to get a quote on a deck in our backyard. Depending on value, we are either looking at decking the whole back yard or at least half a section of it. Thanks, Ankit

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Balcony renovation

Posted 6 days ago

Wooden frames around the balcony needs to be replaced as they are rotten.

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Deck rail and pedestrian gate

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to close off our deck with the addition of a railing and small pedestrian gate.

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New Deck & Pergola 15m2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. I am looking for someone to build a 15m2 deck and pergola on existing grass. Thank you

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Partition wall 3m long with a cavity slider build - Glendene

Posted 1 week ago

Need to build inside partition wall 3m long, insert a cavity slider into it and insert another cavity slider into another existing wall Very urgent job

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Louvre Pergola

Posted 2 days ago

We want an aluminum louvered pergola installed in the back yard, on the deck. Other options would be welcome as well. Intend to cover a 5 m x 3 m area, 15sqm. Not sure if we would require a building consent.

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Quick job, replace chipboard floor

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, just removed hot water cylinder and there’s a small hole in the floor due to the pipes. Just a small repair no bigger than 1m.. Photos bit dark but depth 664mm & 650mm width

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Deck and walkway

Posted 6 days ago

I need to build a deck in backyard of my house and also walkway extending to the deck. Also want to know if swing can be also install?

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Assembly of aluminium pergola

Posted 5 days ago

Pergola has been purchased from Container Door and just need someone to assemble it for me. Shouldn't be a big job as it only requires assembly with all the materials provided. Pergola will be 3x4m and will arrive early January next year.

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Deck installation

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I'd like to get some help extend a small deck at the back of my home. It'd be nice to be able to reuse the timber fence which I have it now. The extension will be triangular shaped with width of approx. 3.5m and length of 2m. Photos are attached for a clearer understanding. Thank you.

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Deck/walk way subframe

Posted 1 week ago

Labour only to build subframe for 10 metres by 1-metre rear deck/walk access Post holes are dug (16) Need posts cut, positioned & levelled and bagged concrete poured, and bearers attached. (no Joists) All materials are on site although timber & bagged concrete will need to be moved to the location built (30 steps up). Looking to have this done in the next couple of weeks.

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Couple of odd jobs - quote needed please

Posted 3 days ago

3 small separate jobs; 1.) Supply & install a piece of wood (x1) to create a sand box (other 3 sides already there just needs to fixed / staked into the ground. Supply & add sand. See additional photo. 2.) Replace/repair a rotten corner capping on the house. Just need it repaired as we'll paint. See additional photo. 3.) Add a skirting board along the bottom of the gib and a electrical cover (doesn't need connecting) over the electrical hole in the wall. No painting needed as we'll do this. S...

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Deck repairs

Posted 6 days ago

We have a deck we've been advised has dropped 30-50mm and needs fixing. Looks like at some stage it may have been packed? We'd like to get it lifted and fixed up. Looking to get a quote to get this fixed ASAP.

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Deck rail and 2 small gates

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to seal off our deck, main priority is to eventually get a small dog(s), want the end sealed off with the same style currently, also want a gate for access and another gate to seal off dirt area (outlined in X in the pictures) also might want a couple of beams removed to allow access to dirt area when gates are closed, want quote asap to go ahead asap

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Pergola repairs and extension

Posted 1 week ago

Hi have 2 pergolas that have been badly built. I need the tops removed and rebuilt using 140/45 beams. The pergolas need be extended out to the side fence.

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Replace and Widen Staircase on Deck

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25th October 2021

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Deck Restoration

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20th October 2021

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Fit door handle and trim

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23rd October 2021

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Pergola, deck extension and step down

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29th June 2021

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 5
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Repair bay window

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24th July 2021

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 4
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Deck restoration

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25th November 2021

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 5
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Re install flashing and replace broken clear light

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19th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 4
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 5

Upstairs Flooring & surrounds Repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Build partition wall to create a second living room #2

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30th October 2021

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 5
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Cut & install kitchen benchtops ASAP - $$$ Paid

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2nd November 2021

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 5
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Replace flooring

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace toilet floor

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th September 2021

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 5
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 5
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Deck reinforcement for spa pool installation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th October 2021

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 5
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 5
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Shelves and Window security locks (hinges)

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16th July 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

43 Patrick Rice Drive

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23rd September 2021

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 5
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Create an amazing deck with awesome views.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2021

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 5
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 5
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Large New Deck added to home

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8th November 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Hang bathroom wall mirror cabinet

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27th September 2021

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 5
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 5
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 5

Install louver pergola

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12th October 2021

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Canopy/awning - 30m2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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LOS INCAS LIMITED as Master Garden and Landscaping

Joined January 2021

No job to small We are reliable, affordable, honest and passionate about our work and delivering excellent service to our clients. We can provide you with excellent references. Please see our website for more details at www. ... .nz

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M&E renovation

Joined May 2019

I am a solo trader. Ive been renovating houses for the last 10 years. I am currently working as a builder coordinator in a renovation company. I am very professional and always fair to my clients. Every clients Deserve a high quality workmanship. All types of Job. i started from the lowest position in construction industry, meaning no job too small for me. You will have honest advise b...

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Lukes Building Services

Joined September 2020

Hello and welcome to Luke's Building Services. We are locally owned and specialize in small renovations, maintenance and repairs, and shower replacements. Check out my Facebook page

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Keing engineering and construction ltd

Joined November 2021

KEING Engineering and Construction, founded in 2017, is delicated in engeneering consultation and general construction services to the Greater Auckland Region. We are confident that we can help accomplish any of the building goals in your dream. Over the past years, we have successfully built the absolutely best projects and relationships that enhance the communities where we live and work, co...

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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Decks, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We as...

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GI & GM Contacting

Joined February 2020

Hi We have a team of builders/electricians/landscapers and handyman to handle all small to large projects around Auckland -Waikato Our director Greg has been Qualified building/site Manager for the last 10 years Our co-director Grant has Been a Qualified Electrician for the past 10 years We pride ourselves in doing a high quality job and clean and tidy work environment.

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All Surface Solutions

Joined July 2016

Hi, I specialise in house and building maintenance and all the smaller jobs that no one wants to do. I work hard to ensure my clients meet their deadlines and within their budget. COVID restrictions I will only be working on site with customers that are vaccinated..

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Tetragon Property Maintenance

Joined April 2017

Hi, my business is doing property maintenance. I do small to medium size jobs in painting, gardening and handyman work. I also do engineered stone bench tops for kitchens and vanities. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Thanks

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

We have teams in Auckland & Wellington. For Auckland - Neil @ ... Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , T...

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Thomas Contractors Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, I come from a military background but am now firmly in the construction industry. We are a small building company covering all building aspects but we specialise in fences and decks. Will happily do all the odd jobs you have around your home.

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Tradesworkman

Joined March 2020

Hi, I can do all sorts of maintenance. From small renovation to fencing and decking. My work speak for itself, as I take my job with pride and workmanship. No job is too small. Whatever it is need fixing, I'll fix it.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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AR Maintenance and handyman services

Joined March 2021

Hi we have been in maintenance, fencing, decking, pagolas, and all other maintenance around property for more than 6 years. We are professional in small and big jobs. We always complete jobs on deadlines with our hard work. We pride ourselves on providing competitive guotes and then competing jobs according to your budget

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Those Guys Pro Services

Joined September 2020

We are very professional, meet deadlines for project completion and definitely work hard. We take pride in our competitive pricing and quotes, and always stick to the budget. We offer competitive pricing and deliver a high standard of work on every job. Your more than welcome to view our facebook and instagram pages for more work and projects completed. Services include: Tiling Splashba...

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in new build house ,property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if...

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Viola Properties

Joined February 2017

About us We are passionate about providing families with their dream living space. We specialise in adding and developing living spaces that meet any brief you could give us, from relaxing and calm, to adventurous and fun, providing property owners with added value in every respect. Our expert team has over 16 years of experience in developing beautiful spaces from concept, to construction...

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R D WICKENS

Joined February 2018

Hi, I have 35 years experience as a Carpenter/Builder.I have a high standard of work.I take pride in my work and like to see a happy customer every time. We also do other handyman jobs/rubbish removal etc. Please feel free to contact me and arrange a free no obligation quote.Thank You,Robert.

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S M Renovations and Painting

Joined April 2021

Dear customers, We have done so many renovations in the past and we have great experience in major renovations. -Waterproofing PS3 certificate ( certified and we do new builds) -Tiling (Total Tiling Solution since 2003) -Pergolas -Decking -Painting (interior & Exterior) -Flooring We are very professional and we take our projects seriously. We work hard and we meet out deadlines fo...

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